Maras Moray and Salineras Tour
This Maras Moray Tour : presents some of the most interesting Inca sites in Cusco. The tour begins with a visit to the colonial city of Maras and its church. From Maras we continue to the nearby Inca site of Moray, a magnificent series of terrace circles.
maras moray salineras circuit
Peasant village of Maras will be our first point of visit; which was of great importance during the Viceroyalty, declared Villa de San Francisco de Asís (it was the main salt supplier of the southern highlands).
This town of very ancient traditions today is best known for its architecture of its door where you can see some examples of carving signs of the Catholic religion.
Moray Research Center
Moray: Inca agricultural research center where cultivation experiments were carried out. The design of its platforms produces a gradient of micro climates.
Our visit ends by visiting the circular terraces of Moray, which are a sample of how the Andean man challenged nature and took advantage of his geographical environment to use it to his advantage, these circular platforms served as an agricultural laboratory that allowed obtaining a wide variety of species Potato, corn, among other products.
Salt mines of Salinreas
The salt mines of Maras surprise the visitor by the more than three thousand wells that it presents and that at present continue to be worked by more than 360 families, who have inherited this custom and craft work; The commercialization of salt is in charge of the association Maras Sal, in charge of ensuring community interests since the end of the 80s.
Inca Period, salt mines that have been in use since Pre-Inca times. Water from an underground stream is channeled through pools where it evaporates and leaves behind pure salt crystals. With thousands of large white pools that stretch across the valley, the views are breathtaking, where you will have the opportunity to acquire the natural salt of the Incas.
- Tourist bu
- Professional guide
- mineral water
- rain ponchos
- tourist ticket